The Iron Druid Chronicles Starter Pack 3-Book Bundle: Hounded, Hexed, Hammered

The Iron Druid Chronicles Starter Pack 3-Book Bundle: Hounded, Hexed, Hammered

by Kevin Hearne
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The Iron Druid Chronicles Starter Pack 3-Book Bundle: Hounded, Hexed, Hammered 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are soooooo addicting. I can't stop reading them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't usually read 'Fantasy' genre books and had purchased this bundle on a whim. I am so glad I did! Kevin Hearne's writing pulls the reader into his story and takes them along on a great adventure. I have read all 6 of the main books and the "side stories" as well. I am looking forward the next book so I can spend more time with Atticus, Granuaile and of course Oberon!.
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
This Series is at the Top of My 'To Read' List! Review brought to you by OBS staff member Verushka The Iron Druid Chronicles is a series by author Kevin Hearne, and one of the very few I’ve found that has a male protagonist. I confess when I picked up this title, I was extremely tired of what has become the standard fare in the urban fantasy genre – female protagonist, clad (or almost) in leather, with a tattoo or weapon in hand on the cover, and more often than not a love interest that she may, or may not like. So, like Simon Green’s books are, this title was a breath of fresh air for me. Atticus O’Sullivan is a 2100 year old druid and the last of his kind. He lives and owns a bookstore in Arizona, the kind likely to be filled with books on Wicca, as much as Buddhism, with a side business of an apocathary where he blends teas for his customers. That some of the teas might contain some Druid-healing herbs is something he doesn’t share. All in all, you wouldn’t give him another glance if you passed him on the street, unless as the covers of these book show, you have a serious crush on Alex Pettyfer lookalikes. When the first book opens, we are introduced to Atticus, as well as the various Celtic Gods he happens to pray and interact with – Morrigan, Birghid, Bres, and the thorn in his side for the past 2100 years, Aenghus Og, the Celtic God of Love. Despite the title, Aenghus does anything but spread love. Atticus, unfortunately, is on said God’s bad side because he stole a sword Aenghus had bequeathed to a long ago Irish King. The king happened to lose said sword in a battle, and which Atticus picked up. As a result, he’s been running and hiding ever since. When the sword is capable of forcing people to tell the truth, among other nice talents, it’s worth hiding out in an effort to keep it. The first book in this series begins with Aenghus has finally decided to move against Atticus in an effort to regain the sword, for the benefit of his own dealings with other Gods. Finally tired of running, Atticus stands his ground and goes to battle with Aenghus and his minions. This is a tale of Atticus trying to weave his way through double-talk and double-crossings of his Godesses, each out for their own ends, and a witches coven he thought were his allies, after a fashion. Instead he finds them trying to manipulate him for Aenghus’ ends, and more double-crosses are revealed, the culmination of which is a battle with Aenghus, with the town’s werewolf pack at his back. Did I mention that his lawyer during the day happens to be a werewolf, and his lawyer at night happens to be a vampire? And yes, Atticus is likely to get into trouble day or night to need them. I have to confess I am restraining myself from writing: Go read this now! Go read every Iron Druid title NOW – the books are just that good, that funny and much better than so many other titles out there today. The first in the series, Hounded, is an excellent beginning, tying Atticus’ introduction to readers to the very thing that has shaped him over his lifetime – the theft of the sword, and his fight with Aenghus. (cont) For the FULL review and more visit openbooksociety dot com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad this was bundled. Awesome!
KDHGA More than 1 year ago
This is the first three books of the series, with a couple of stories added. This series is an interesting and original take on the urban magic user paradigm, in the vein of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Well written with plenty of action. And a talking dog! What's not to love?
Anonymous 4 months ago
I read a short story by the Author - That was all it took and I sunk my teeth into a new world. Full of rich characters, solid plot lines, and a razor wit complimented with comedy. This was a real joy to read.
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Excellent read. A mix of Harry Dresden and Nicholas Flammel. A mix between Harry Dresden and Nicholas Flammel
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Really liked these books. I got bogged down with all the extra characters in hammered, but the next books make up for it. :)
T_and_E_Teacher More than 1 year ago
Best stuff I've read in a very long time. I read many books annually and I can't praise these works enough. Congratulations Mr. Hearne and to all the folks conspiring with you. Keep em' coming please.
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PolarGator More than 1 year ago
My wife and I were recommended this series as we were out to dinner and we both enjoyed all of the books. I feel that the series title should include reference to Oberon as he brings out the best in the Iron Druid Atticus. Loved how the author has his own take on the mythos behind all the powers that be. Comedy and Drama throughout all of the stories make this something that you can get caught up in and before you realize it, half the night has passed and you still need to go to work in the morning with not as much sleep as you might have liked.
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Snipe More than 1 year ago
It is a nice refreshing serries. Get it and jump right in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome series. About to read #4